An adult’s certificate
You can apply for another adult’s certificate with no proof of identity if it’s a historical record. See Historical records need no proof of identity (below) for more details.
In all other cases, to apply for another living adult’s (18 years and over) certificate you’ll need:
- Your own proof of identity
- Proof of identity for the person whose certificate it is
- Permission from that person to apply on their behalf.
To get a deceased person’s death certificate, see Get a death certificate.
Your child’s birth certificate
You can apply for your child’s certificate if:
- They’re under 18 years of age and born in Victoria
- You are listed as a parent on the certificate.
You must prove your own identity, but don’t need to supply your child’s proof of identity or authorisation.
Anyone can access the following certificates with no proof of identity:
- Marriage or relationship certificates more than 60 years old where both parties are deceased
- Birth certificates more than 100 years old
- Death certificates more than 30 years old
Order these certificates from Search your family history.